If we know one thing about makeup–eye makeup, to be precise–is that eyebrows are the makers and the breakers of any look. And thanks to Instagram, it’s pretty clear that the 90s pencil thin brows are never making a comeback–it’s all about the unruly and the unkempt. But for many of us who aren’t blessed with naturally thick brows, we have to turn to a lil shaping, brushing and filling.
Here are a few hacks that’ll help you achieve the perfect pair of brows and make the process easier.
Remember that your eyebrows are sisters and not twins–which basically means that they’re never going to look the same. What you can do is intensify the existing shape. An easy hack to determine your shape is to brush the brow hair upwards using a spoolie or an old mascara wand. This makes it easier to fill them in! For a more natural look, you can just brush them upwards and let them be!
Concealer for sparse areas
Every eyebrow has dense hair in a few spots and sparse hair in a few spots. The sparse areas are what you need to target while filling, without making them look unnatural. A great hack for this is to apply some cream concealer on the sparse areas and then use an eyebrow pencil/ pomade or shadow to fill in. This helps the product stay for longer and avoids fallout.
Hair spray as brow gel
For days when you run out of your brow gel and need to hold those brows in place, use your trusted hair spray! Spray some hair spray on your spoolie and it’ll do the job just fine. Remember to use a little quantity as you don’t want your brow hair to harden.
Toothbrush as spoolie
Did you know that a toothbrush can also double up as a spoolie? If you don’t have a spoolie or your old mascara wand has product on it, choose a toothbrush to do the job. Spray some hair spray over it and it’ll give you a fanned out effect, same as a spoolie.
Loose powder to tackle dark pigments
It’s always recommended to use a shade lighter than your natural brow colour to fill the brow, which, in case of most Indian girls would be a dark brown–as they have black hair. However, sometimes our judgment goes wrong and we end up using a lot more product and the brows end up looking freakishly dark and fake. Fix this by dipping your spoolie in some loose powder and gently rubbing it over your brow until the dark pigment fades. This is a life-saving eyebrow hack that we absolutely swear by!
A brow that has hair-like strokes lightly drawn on it looks natural as compared to one that has too much product packed onto it. Trust an eyebrow pencil that comes with a fine tip to do the job–we love the Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil that helps you draw hair-like strokes with ease (especially in the inner corner of the brow, where the hair is scanty)
How many of these eyebrow hacks are you going to try?
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